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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Sep 18, 2006 11:23am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bob's Subtle Contribution

Great example is the 10-12-84 Augusta, ME. show when Weir does some amazing things w/counter rhythms in the space>Playing Reprise Jam before Dew. He clangs out these really interesting , almost atonal punch riffs that just drive the whole Jam, and it leads to Billy & Mickey picking up on it w/some gong-type sounds thrown in....To me that's Weir's jam all the way and his ideas are so interesting....

I really don't bother listening to most Space jams but this one is a real exception; there's a strong musical notion taking shape WITHIN the construct of the SPACE surrounding it...(which i'm pretty sure makes no sense to anyone at all, but pretend i'm Blutarski for a minute-- "let him go, he's on a roll.") Oh, and weir kicks ass during the UJB as well, in my top 3 of all time.)

This is the kind of stuff I wish Bobby had done more of, and "Victim" actually has a lot of what i'm talking about...unfortunatley, I still couldn't stand that song).

But i digress.

I think --if i'm not mistaken--i read interviews wherein Jerry said Weir was underrated as a r.guitar guy b/c he considered that role to be the toughest in the band...keeping rhythm for a group that so often veered from the course if the mood so struck them. I give Bobby his props in that department.

Now, about those SBD's........... ;-)

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Sep 18, 2006 11:37am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bob's Subtle Contribution

"I think --if i'm not mistaken--i read interviews wherein Jerry said Weir was underrated as a r.guitar guy b/c he considered that role to be the toughest in the band...keeping rhythm for a group that so often veered from the course if the mood so struck them. I give Bobby his props in that department. "

great post - kinda makes bob's contributions not so "subtle" after all when looking at the big picture. like someone else already commented - the dead would not have been "the dead" without bobby.

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Poster: cosmicharlie Date: Sep 18, 2006 11:56am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bob's Subtle Contribution

could this be the first "grendelschoice" here? 10/12/84 and newtome- yeah!

Now I'm somehow compelled to check out those jams!
(help!) heh...

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Poster: midnight sun Date: Sep 18, 2006 12:16pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bob's Subtle Contribution

this one is the pick of the litter

http://www.archive.org/details/gd84-10-12.aud.ladner.xxxxx.sbeok.flacf

rastaman might want a copy as well :)

This post was modified by midnight sun on 2006-09-18 19:16:23

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Poster: cosmicharlie Date: Sep 18, 2006 12:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bob's Subtle Contribution

how does it compare to the Oade? 10/12/84's next, I'm workin on 10/1/76 aud rite now (real time, no zip here)

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Poster: unclejohnnyd Date: Sep 18, 2006 1:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bob's Subtle Contribution

That's a freakin equisite show and recording Charlie! Damn fine all the way around,you won't be sorry.

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Poster: cosmicharlie Date: Sep 18, 2006 12:49pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bob's Subtle Contribution

i'm hunting it down like a rabid dawg!